Gran Turismo 5 install requires 6.4 GB, takes 40-50 minutes

You've waited more than five years since the game was originally announced, about a year since the game was initially scheduled for release, and a couple weeks since the "confirmed" November 2 release date. But even once you finally get your hands on Gran Turismo 5, you may have to wait a bit longer, at least, you will if you want to install it first.

According to reports, the game's install requires 6.4 GB of free space (and expands to 10 GB, apparently) and takes 40-50 minutes to install to the PS3 hard drive. Though Sony has told Eurogamer that, to avoid the wait, you can opt to allow the game to install in chunks as you play.

So for all of you who are running low on PS3 storage capacity, you might want to do some house cleaning now. But if you really just can't get yourself to delete that season of Battlestar Galactica, don't worry. The install isn't mandatory, but it will speed things up. And after all this waiting, you can wait a little longer to finally do something fast, right?

Gran Turismo 5 releases (for real this time) next week, on the 24th in most countries (the 25th in Australia and Japan).

[Source: Sixth Axis]

Nov 19, 2010




  • rav3 - November 21, 2010 11:12 a.m.

    im afraid ill have to set aside a full day for patching, installing, installing the game, with all those dropped connections (not sony's fault), several patches, and super slow download time for ps3 updates (this is sony's fault)
  • lovinmyps3 - November 20, 2010 7:33 p.m.

    I'm sure it looks great though!
  • StrayGator - November 20, 2010 7:18 p.m.

    I might come out as naive, but aren't multi-GB installs the norm? as for install time, well, that's what you get when trensferring big amounts of data to a low-RPM 2.5" drive.
  • Turboash - November 20, 2010 7:17 p.m.

    The 10 gig install is a no-brainer. Bye-bye movies!
  • BrunettePride - November 20, 2010 2:37 p.m.

    Well, I'm not that bothered if it means they'll be very little loading. I upgraded my PS3 HDD to 320 a few month back and I've still got craploads of space left, it just might be a bit harsh on those who have 40-60GB PS3's. :/
  • Fleshcrawl - November 20, 2010 8:13 a.m.

    I think Japan should be bombed again
  • Ravenbom - November 20, 2010 4:36 a.m.

    I'm sure Sony will announce another XMB update the day GT5 comes out just to add another 45 minute update to the mix. Then a GT5 day one patch, another 50 minutes to download and 15 to install...
  • TomGl - November 20, 2010 1:49 a.m.

    @mkis007 - How is it a misleading headline? I'd say that sums up the story pretty well. @kor2disturbed: In what universe is the ACTUAL first comment spam? Also, can't wait for this game.
  • ChrisCultista - November 20, 2010 12:54 a.m.

    And then the PS3 turned into a PC...
  • Overlord153 - November 19, 2010 10:48 p.m.

    6 to 10 GB Holy Christ. But I can handle the waiting my Sonic Adventure download took about an hour. Not the crap one the Dreamcast one.
  • S0ULEATER - November 19, 2010 10:28 p.m.

    It's not mandatory it just speeds up load screens(I think). if you want it also says that you can download it in segments as you progress in the game to cut it into smaller pieces
  • KaiokenKid - November 19, 2010 10:25 p.m.

    Is it mandatory? honestly, ive got over the fact that PS3 games have installs. Its just something i expect now.
  • sleepy92ismypsn - November 19, 2010 9:58 p.m.

    Good thing I have a 160GB. We've been waiting 5 years for this game so what's 40-50 more minutes going to hurt?
  • mkis007 - November 19, 2010 9:07 p.m.

    misleading headline lol!
  • EnragedTortoise1 - November 19, 2010 9:07 p.m.

    "Vegeta, what does the scanner say about the amount of cars in GT5?" "IT'S OVER 1000!!!"
  • kor2disturbed - November 19, 2010 9:02 p.m.

    Technically first! Cause the actual first comment is just spam. Either way can't wait ReCaptcha: Current Petend
  • S0ULEATER - November 19, 2010 8:55 p.m.

    If I get this game I won't have to worry I upgraded my hard drive to 250 GB a while back. I could also just delete all those demos I never play anymore and the trailers for old games. But man a 40-50 minute wait for the full game install, So Thats where all they were storing all those cars and tracks. SO MANY CARS

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